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  • Majority feel not enough is being done to punish data breaches - Digital Times | Digital Times
    the authorities to punish businesses that lose sensitive customer information Over two thirds of respondents said they had concerns about sharing their personal data with companies 53 are concerned with how securely their data is stored and just 33 are concerned that the information will be sold to other businesses However only 12 said they would not do any business with a company that has suffered an IT security breach which shows consumers themselves may need to be more forthright in punishing such companies Over half 57 said that while they would continue to do business with an organisation that has suffered an IT security breach they would limit the information they shared with it David Keating security manager of Data Solutions who commissioned the survey said consumers want businesses to be completely up front when it comes to data breaches Communicating a breach with customers can protect a business reputation says Keating Transparency is vital in the wake of a security attack The research was commissioned by Data Solutions and was completed by the Marketing Development Programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in February 2014 A total of 300 Irish consumers were interviewed The results of this survey will form some of the discussion at the Secure Computing Forum on the 13th March 2014 in the Gibson Hotel Dublin Related posts Call for Irish firms to invest more in cyber security Urgent need for more Big Data graduates and courses Blacknight to open new data centre in Carlow Big data firm Logentries wants to hire 20 engineers in Dublin data data breaches Data security hacking Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/majority-feel-not-enough-is-being-done-to-punish-data-breaches/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Urgent need for more Big Data graduates and courses - Digital Times | Digital Times
    graduates to embark on course tracks that expose them to skills associated with data analytics to avail of jobs that new disruptive technologies will create over the coming years particularly in the area of data science says Jason Ward director for Ireland Scotland and UK North at EMC the US multinational that employs over 3 000 people in Ireland As we enter a world now dominated by the internet of things Big Data skills have never been in such demand Smartphones social networks and connected devices including PCs cars and tablets allow billions of people around the world to generate huge amounts of information This information can then be analysed to uncover trends in consumer behaviour Irish tech firms industry leaders and government need to work together to design programmes that meet the needs of industry says Ward A recent Forfás report suggests that as many as 44 000 tech jobs will be created in Ireland by 2018 many of them in cloud computing and big data However if more courses aren t designed to cater for the industry s demand for data analysts a huge opportunity could be lost In order to support this sector and to stay in line with the Government s action plan for jobs we must promote and encourage skills in emerging technology says Ward The EMC sponsored survey of 150 Irish businesses was conducted by the Sunday Business Post in association with Sophos Related posts Big data firm Logentries wants to hire 20 engineers in Dublin Blacknight to open new data centre in Carlow Open data project leads to web app for political contacts The top 10 available IT job categories in Ireland big data data analytics EMC IT Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/urgent-need-for-more-big-data-graduates-and-courses/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Can Google properly ignite the smart watch sector? - Digital Times | Digital Times
    will run on the Android platform With Google entering the smart watch market it means it will compete against Sony Pebble and Samsung with Apple s iWatch also on the way The big tech players all seem to believe that smart watches will be the next big thing However early consumer demand for smart watches already launched by Sony Pebble and Samsung isn t exactly lighting up the world While global sales are fine it seems the tech world and smart gear fans are waiting eagerly for Apple s iWatch Google s late entry into the sector is also interesting but the big question is can Google or Apple do something revolutionary with a smart watch I mean really revolutionary rather than just building a small less functional smartphone that sits on your wrist Related posts Apple hopes new ad will lift iPad sales Google s Android now dominates world smartphone market Apple s demise begins in earnest with new iPhones Vodafone switches on its 4G android Apps Google iWatch Samsung smart watch wearable tech Mark Read more by Mark Follow Mark on Follow Mark on twitter Follow Mark on facebook Follow Mark on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/will-google-properly-ignite-the-smart-watch-sector/ (2016-02-11)
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  • 16 million devices in Ireland will be connected by 2020 - Digital Times | Digital Times
    are not taking full advantage of the technology now available to allow their employees to be more mobile and more productive A new report suggests the mobile device will replace the PC and laptop as the central business tool by 2025 but Irish businesses have a long way to go before they start using the tools available to them in a proper and productive way The Blueface ICT Insight Report 2014 available here looked at business telecoms use across Ireland while the research team also made predictions in ICT that will likely impact Irish businesses in the coming years Predictions for the future in ICT in Ireland 1 16 million devices will be connected in Ireland by 2020 2 The mobile device will replace the PC laptop as the central business tool by 2025 3 Over 75 000 Irish businesses will move to Hosted Voice solutions by 2020 4 The integrated Voice as a Service VaaS market will grow to a 700m market by 2025 60 of Irish businesses have a Bring Your Own Device policy in the workplace for staff Related posts Over one million people in Ireland now on LinkedIn 65 of 18 24 year olds want tech devices for Christmas One million cyber security specialists needed to tackle world s hackers Ireland ideal location for hosting digital assets blueface Ireland mobile working technology telephony Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie for your

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/16-million-devices-in-ireland-will-be-connected-by-2020/ (2016-02-11)
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  • The top 10 available IT job categories in Ireland - Digital Times | Digital Times
    a new survey I T Alliance Resourcing Services analysed 126 job vacancies which it will be promoting at Career Zoo in the Convention Centre Dublin on the 15th February Over a quarter of the open roles are for project managers and one in five jobs is for helpdesk and support roles There are also a wide range of other jobs available from network engineers and systems administrators to Java NET and SharePoint developers The growth in cloud computing is fuelling demand not only for people with remote I T management and support skills but for project management I T security and network professionals to oversee its implementation and support says Shaun Brown resourcing manager I T Alliance Group Demand is buoyant not only in Dublin but in Cork and Limerick as well The Top 10 I T jobs most available are as follows Project Management 27 7 Helpdesk and Support Engineers 20 6 Network Engineer incl System Administrators Networking 12 7 Desk side support 7 9 Developers incl Java NET and SharePoint 7 5 Business Operations Managers 7 1 Technical and Solutions Architects 5 5 Testing 5 5 Infrastructure incl Storage and Database Consultants 4 7 Other 0 8 Related posts Fancy a job with Twitter Over one million people in Ireland now on LinkedIn Big data firm Logentries wants to hire 20 engineers in Dublin Ryanair wants to hire 50 IT and digital specialists IT jobs jobfairy jobs tech sector Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/the-top-10-in-demand-tech-jobs-in-ireland/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Microsoft to kill off world’s second most popular operating system - Digital Times | Digital Times
    the second most popular operating system in the world today New figures from StatCounter Global Stats finds that in January 2014 Windows 7 was the global leader on 54 3 while XP took 19 2 on a worldwide basis In Ireland XP is the third most popular OS in terms of web usage on 10 6 The fact that Microsoft is going to end its support for XP raises concerns This has serious implications for users especially businesses as lack of support may leave their data and systems at risk of exposure to security and virus issues says Aodhan Cullen CEO StatCounter So what if anything is the solution If you are using XP change immediately to a different operating system Windows 8 for example or perhaps you might like to try MacOSX probably the best operating system in the world It also comes attached to a very nice machine XP customers and partners will no longer receive security updates or be able to take advantage of tech support from Microsoft from April 8 2014 says Microsoft Related posts Google s Android now dominates world smartphone market Is Google really Ireland s third most popular social network One million cyber security specialists needed to tackle world s hackers Call for Irish firms to invest more in cyber security MacOSx Microsoft OS StatCounter stats windows Stephen Conmy Editor writer content specialist digital consultant and event organiser Read more by Stephen Conmy Follow Stephen Conmy on Follow Stephen Conmy on twitter Follow Stephen Conmy on facebook Follow Stephen Conmy on linkedin Partners Follow us on twitter Follow us on facebook Follow us on linkedin Subscribe to our feed Search DT Articles Stephen Conmy editor of Digital Times is now editor of ThinkBusiness ie Go to ThinkBusiness ie for your business needs News

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/microsoft-to-kill-off-worlds-second-most-popular-operating-system/ (2016-02-11)
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  • The top three latest mobile phone technologies for SMEs - Digital Times | Digital Times
    fairly good job when generating keywords from a recording One application that enables search through recordings is VoiceBase available for iPhone and Android The VoiceBase application generates keywords from an audio recording When the recording is later searched results are timestamped so you can easily jump to the relevant part of a discussion If you re looking to see what was agreed at a meeting this can be a very effective tool In the future voice recognition technology is likely to be more deeply embedded within our smartphones For instance Google has experimented with automatic voicemail transcription which makes it easy to search through messages left for you Banks and other companies that have an audit requirement have also begun using technology which makes the content of phone calls searchable 2 Remote Desktop Access your computer and run PC applications using a smartphone We ve already talked about the death of PCs and landlines whilst it s now possible nowadays to do much of your work on a smartphone there are still legacy applications that will only work on a computer By using remote desktop technology you re able to connect to your corporate network and run PC applications through a window on your smartphone Today many business users use VPN technology to connect to their corporate network VPN creates a secure end to end connection between your smartphone and your company s corporate network You can access corporate resources through a VPN connection for instance e mails documents and files stored on a company computer To access PC based applications you ll need to go one step further by using remote desktop technology The two most popular technologies are RDP and VNC they stand for the Remote Desktop Protocol and Virtual Network Computing By setting up a server on your computer and running a suitable client on your phone you can remotely run PC applications The experience should be similar to being sat at your desk RDP and VNC clients are freely available on iPhone Android and Windows Phone devices With smartphones becoming more powerful remote desktop is likely to become less useful in the future Business owners can already download smartphone optimised apps for doing things such as managing their accounts and in the future the distinction between PCs and smartphones is likely to get smaller as smartphones become more powerful For instance the Ubuntu Phone project aims to combine PCs and smartphones on one single device By attaching your smartphone to a monitor your phone transforms to give a full PC experience 3 Hosted PBX solutions Advanced telephony without an expensive switchboard In the past many businesses maintained their own switchboard A PBX switchboard or a Private Branch Exchange connects your company telephone system with the rest of the world It gives each of your staff their own telephone extension number and allows them to transfer calls within the company Advanced PBX systems can also manage queues and can enable a telephone conference To present a professional

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/the-top-three-latest-mobile-phone-technologies-for-smes/ (2016-02-11)
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  • 65% of 18–24 year olds want tech devices for Christmas - Digital Times | Digital Times
    highlights On average Irish consumers plan to spend around 550 on presents at Christmas with those who spent more cautiously last year planning on spending more Dubliners will spend 19 more than Corkonians on gifts this Christmas Shoppers with children will spend 61 more than those without Over half 53 of Irish people will purchase Christmas gifts on Christmas eve with 62 of men and 44 of women making the late shopping trip Gifting purchasing habits Nearly 1 in 5 people plan on buying a smartphone as a gift this year for Christmas 14 of people plan on gifting someone special with a tablet 65 of 18 24 year olds hope to get presents of smartphones tablets desktops and smart TVs The tablet is the most coveted gift by 35 44 year olds The Kindle is the most wanted techie gift for over 65s 58 of Irish people would like to receive a gift of a weekend away 68 of married couples would like a gift of a weekend away Almost a quarter of the public has forgotten to buy a loved one a Christmas present Christmas activities 91 of people still send Christmas cards by post with those in Munster being the biggest cards sender in the country at 94 Irish people are impatient when it comes to waiting for their gifts with 57 admitting to searching for their gifts before Christmas day 45 of Irish people do their Christmas shopping online while 55 opt for the old fashioned store to store shopping 22 of Irish people revealed that they pig out on double helpings of Christmas dinner with 27 of lads and 17 of ladies gobbling up second helpings 18 24 year olds are six times more likely to call in sick to work after the annual Christmas

    Original URL path: http://www.digitaltimes.ie/65-of-18-24-year-olds-want-tech-devices-for-christmas/ (2016-02-11)
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